- Saving energy with demand response
Demand response is a voluntary, cost-effective tool that relies on people and technology, not power plants, to meet electrical demand.
- Data access paves the way for cleaner air
The smart, interconnected grid of the future is within reach – but customers and entrepreneurs must first have easy, secure, and meaningful access to energy data.
Pecan Street: Neighborhood of the future
EDF partnered with Austin Energy, the City of Austin, and the University of Texas to found Pecan Street Inc., a living smart grid lab that monitors energy use of more than 1,000 residents.
Financing and business models
- Unleashing private capital
Billions of dollars need to be invested in clean energy each year in order to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change – and private capital plays a very important role.
Utility 2.0: Spurring the clean energy paradigm shift
We need a new model that empowers businesses and families to take control of their electricity use and reduce harmful pollution.
Ohio: The FirstEnergy bailout
FirstEnergy’s finances, emissions and efforts to kill the burgeoning clean energy industry are all bad news.
Chicago: Smart approach to smart buildings
A new pilot program will demonstrate how energy-use data can transform the efficiency of Chicago buildings, with the potential to cut harmful pollution and save businesses money.
- Texas: Clean energy economy
Texas may be known as an oil and gas juggernaut, but the state is actually at the forefront of a new frontier: the clean energy economy.
Updates on our clean energy work
Energy blog posts
- Type: ReportDate: September 1, 2020This EDF report covers strategic policies that could unlock the wide range of benefits DERs can provide and make them more affordable and obtainable for more Texans.
- Type: ReportDate: May 11, 2020A new by Environmental Defense Fund and grid reliability expert Alison Silverstein concludes that Texas’ competitive electricity market can meet future demand growth, increase grid resilience and keep energy costs down by leveraging demand-side solutions like energy efficiency, demand response and energy storage.
- Type: Fact SheetDate: November 22, 2019Outlines the details of specific regulations states have implemented to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
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Updated: September 2019